Konpira Maru El Pacu
Varietal: 65% Chardonnay, 10% Arneis, 5% Pinot Noir from the King Valley, 10% Riesling and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from the Grampians
Clousure: Crown Seal
Region: King Valley/Grampians, VIC
From the Winery:
El Pacu was born from the need for the ultimate wine-food match; a textural white with the vegetarian piranha of Peru. Teeth like humans, and ribs like pork, the fig-loving El Pacu of the Amazonian head waters is a treat to catch and a treat to eat.
The original incarnation of our El Pacu wine was a skinsy Chardonnay from New England in 2017. That was a lovely drop but this one ups the ante with some premo Chardy and Pinot Noir from up on the Whitlands plateau, a touch of Riesling from the Mt Bellvue ridge (also Whitlands), Arneis from the banks of the Boggy Creek, and a dabble of Sav B from the Grampians. What it makes is a bright and light white ready for a side of piranha and some fun and breezy times.
A palate of blueberry and passionfruit, and a textured palate of lemon meringue pie. Best served with fresh BBQed El Pacu.